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Improved rail connectivity Fishguard-Rosslare

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Improved rail connectivity Fishguard-Rosslare

From today 4/6/'13 there's an onward rail service to Wexford/Wicklow/Dublin meeting the afternoon sailing from Fishguard at Rosslare Harbour. A through ticket can be purchased to include rail travel from any National Rail station in Wales/England/Scotland to Rosslare Harbour.

A delightful journey especially in summer.

The ferry terminal and rail station are combined at Fishguard Harbour making for a hassle free relaxed experience. To plan/view times:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

irishrail.ie/media/08-DublinRosslareEuroport…

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1. Re: Improved rail connectivity Fishguard-Rosslare

This s welcome news. It is just a shame that the rail station in Rosslare Harbour is no longer integrated with the ferry terminal as in Fishguard Harbour, and that passengers can't get through tickets to other destinations in Ireland.

Edited: 05 June 2013, 19:13
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2. Re: Improved rail connectivity Fishguard-Rosslare

Fully agree, the station should never have been relocated. Ditto for ceasing rail services on the Rosslare-Waterford line in 2010.

Hopefully the new service can step by step lead to more positive developments over time.

The through tickets can still be bought this side - from the ticket office in Dublin Connolly station or by phone. E.g. Dublin - Llanelli €54 advance single. €49 from Gorey. I think the rail company your side are (understandably) unhappy with the deficits in onward rail connections at Rosslare hence they won't reintroduce through ticketing.

The pricing can be viewed here:

stenaline.ie/ferry/rail-and-sail/fishguard/

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3. Re: Improved rail connectivity Fishguard-Rosslare

I know it's such a shame that we can't enjoy the benefits of through booking that Irish people have, but the UK rail industry is sadly dependent on agreement being reached between a multitude of different companies. I'm not sure whether they all object to the facilities at Rosslare, whether it is just one or two of them, or whether it is a different issue (revenue sharing?) altogether.

I do share your hopes of further improvements, the rail journey between Dublin, Arklow, Wexford and Rosslare is a very pleasant way to travel, and I prefer it to a coach along a motorway for much of the way! Sadly, it is often easier and cheaper, though longer, to travel via Holyhead!

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4. Re: Improved rail connectivity Fishguard-Rosslare

Just on the re-siting of Rosslare station, while it was convenient, it was historically in a part of the Port which is now zoned in an area restricted to public access. Think Airport Coach dropping passengers on the 'far side' of the departure gates! Also, access to the loading and unloading was interrupted by the presence of two level crossing gates. It is now located nearer to the residential part of the town where it gets most of its customers from.And it is still within the public area of the Port although a little removed from the terminal buildings.

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